Commercial and Real Estate Lending

Representative Experience

  • Represented bank extending term and revolving debt to provide a line of credit to fast food franchisor for future restaurant acquisitions and to refinance existing mortgages on a 30+ property real estate portfolio.
  • Represented a regional bank as lead agent in $100 million syndicated loan to a medical device manufacturing and distribution company.
  • Represented lender in connection with a $15 million dollar term loan to a borrower secured by a large gasoline terminal facility on the west side of Atlanta.
  • Representing a public, global eBusiness in multiple incentives negotiations and bond-lease transactions in excess of $1 billion.
  • Represented regional owner of 2.5 million square foot portfolio of flex and mid-rise office properties, including acquisition, sale, leasing, finance and recapitalization transactions.
  • Representing a national bank in construction loans for multi-family, condominium, retail, office/warehouse and office projects.
  • Representing a Savannah, Georgia-based private college in connection with $130 million senior-secured credit facility secured by, among other collateral, 50 or more separate parcels of real estate.
  • Representing of national bank in corporate, commercial and asset based loans.
  • Representing a large Atlanta-based skilled cared nursing home owner and operator in connection with $40 million senior secured credit facility, $40 million senior real estate secured credit facility, and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-sponsored credit facilities.
  • Represented national bank in connection with a $107 million line of credit secured by industrial warehouse facilities in Texas, California and Arizona.
  • Represented bank in connection with loan to national academic book distributor.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to steel manufacturing company.
  • Represented regional bank in connection with $30 million credit facility secured by 44 retail furniture stores across multi-state region.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to title pawn company.
  • Represented finance company with respect to loan to national envelope manufacturing company.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to national wine distributor.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to national art supply company.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to security monitoring company.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to ATM machine manufacturing company.
  • Represented finance company in connection with warehouse loan to credit card factoring company.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to international sausage manufacturing company.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to software manufacturer.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to a regional wool and textile manufacturer.
  • Represented regional telephone company with respect to term and revolving credit facilities in syndicated credit facility.
  • Represented global logistics company in connection with negotiating and structuring a multi-national, multi-facility syndicated credit arrangement.
  • Represented regional resort operator in connection with working capital financing credit facility.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to national insurance brokerage company.
  • Represented private equity firm in connection with mezzanine loan to hospital equipment distributor.
  • Represented finance company in connection with structuring a $40 million litigation pre-settlement and medical receivable origination warehouse facility.
  • Represented financial services company in connection with structuring warehouse loan facility utilizing titling trust in the amount of $100 million for origination and sale of life settlement receivables.
  • Represented finance company with respect to $50 million attorney cost finance origination warehouse facility.
  • Represented financial services company in connection with structuring the origination and sale of life settlements totaling up to $1 billion.
  • Represented financial services company in connection with Section 144(A) private placement of fixed rate asset backed notes with respect to structured settlement receivables totaling more than $69 million.
  • Represented financial services company in connection with structuring $50 million warehouse loan to back an insurance premium loan program.
  • Represented financial services company in connection with structuring $100 million warehouse loan securitization program for lottery receivables.
  • Represented financial services company in connection with Section 144(A) private placement of fixed rate asset backed notes with respect to structured settlement receivables totaling more than $97 million.
  • Represented financial services company in connection with structuring $500 million origination, verification and purchase program for United States Tobacco Transition Payment Program receivables.
  • Represented financial services company in connection with structuring over $250 million in warehouse loan securitizations of structured settlement receivables.
  • Represented public company in connection with structuring $175 million syndicated credit facility.
  • Represented finance company with respect to loan to indoor water park operator.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to frozen foods company.
  • Represented bank in connection with loan to frozen fish distributor.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to building fabrication company.
  • Represented regional bank in connection with $50 million merger financing for national hotel chains.
  • Represented agent bank in connection with $85 million syndicated senior secured loan to extended stay hotel company secured by portfolio of 24 hotels.
  • Represented bank in structuring multi-national loan to tool manufacturing company.
  • Represented agent bank in connection with structuring $39 million syndicated multi-facility loan to recycling company.
  • Represented bank with respect to loan to bus leasing company.
  • Represented bank in connection with loan to aero parts manufacturer and distributor.
  • Represented bank in connection with loan to electrical parts distribution company.
  • Represented bank in connection with loan to regional tire retail company.
  • Represented bank in connection with loan to national pediatric healthcare services provider.
  • Represented bank in connection with loan to utility services company.
  • Represented national bank in connection with $20 million leveraged acquisition financing to regional printing company.
  • Represented a bank in connection with warehouse loan facility to a specialty finance company for use to make SBA 504(b) loans for securitization in new federal capital markets program.
  • Represented bank in connection with working capital facility to order fulfillment services company.
  • Represented an agent bank in connection with $150 million syndicated credit facility to an NFL franchise.
  • Represented national bank in connection with $25 million credit facility, the proceeds of which were used to acquire and take private a Canadian metals company by a U.S. company.
  • Represented national bank in connection with $19 million leveraged buy-out merger financing to treated lumber company.
  • Represented bank with respect to working capital facility to computer component leasing company.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to ethanol and petroleum distributor.
  • Represented bank in connection with $25 million loan to medical device manufacturing company secured by patent licenses.
  • Represented mezzanine lender in connection with mezzanine loans in conjunction with leveraged acquisition of fire protection company.
  • Represented bank in connection with loan to point of sale supply manufacturing company.
  • Represented bank in connection with loan to national manufacturer of HVAC components.
  • Represented bank with respect to loan to corrugated metal cooling parts company.
  • Represented public company in connection with structuring $1 million syndicated multi-currency credit facility.
  • Successfully represented, in the Southern District of New York, a national telecommunications carrier in litigation challenging the validity and enforceability of security interests asserted by the lenders to a debtor in bankruptcy, based on provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, the Uniform Commercial Code and rulings by the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Represented community bank in connection with a $7.7 million acquisition and renovation loan secured by hotel property located in Atlanta.
  • Assisted national provider of assisted living facilities with a $40 million line of credit loan financed by real estate acquisition and construction projects.
  • Over a 10 year period represented a major international real estate company in the purchase, sale and financing of real estate with a total transaction value of $8 to 10 billion. Representation included formation, operation and dissolution of joint ventures with regional and super regional shopping center, retail and industrial property owners, and the purchase, financing and sale of office building and industrial properties. The transaction size ranged from approximately $20 million to approximately $325 million, the securitized debt secured by jointly owned shopping center ranged from $70 million to approximately $200 million and conventional bank debt transactions were at various amounts up to $1.6 billion.
  • Representation of regional developer in acquisition, redevelopment, leasing and re-financing of neighborhood shopping centers in Georgia and Alabama, including negotiation of big box anchor leases and restaurant ground leases.

  • Represented national lender in connection with an A/B note restructure of a $175 million loan secured  by an office building in Seattle, Wash.
  • Represented an investor in restructuring a $50 million loan and ownership structure relating to an offshore resort hotel. The representation was complicated by the refusal by some of the investors to participate in additional equity financing for the project and a contentious relationship with the hotel operator.
  • Represented CMBS lenders in connection with loans ranging from $1 million to $40 million, secured by office, retail, apartment and hotel properties located throughout the United States.
  • Represented national lender in connection with $4,890,000 acquisition and construction loan secured by apartment property in Orlando, Fla.
  • Represented national bank and non-bank lenders in due diligence aspects of loan acquisition transactions regarding more than 300 real estate and asset based loans.
  • Represented lender in connection with workout of $200 million CMBS loan secured by a trophy hotel in New York City.
  • Represented Horizon PCS, a wireless carrier, in the simultaneous closing of a $125 million private equity investment, a $175 million high yield bond deal, and a senior secured debt facility. This transaction funded Horizon’s business plan and permitted it to significantly expand its network territory.
  • Represented a national bank in facilitating construction loans and refinances for office and residential development in Georgia and Florida.
  • Serving as engagement partner to and counsel to a national provider of real estate financial services and related borrowers in revolving credit facilities and bridge loans.
  • Represented telecom carriers in obtaining and deploying grant and loan funds from Federal programs, such as the Broadband Stimulus program of the ARRA; loans from the Rural Utilities Service of the Department of Agriculture;  and loans and grants from several FCC programs.
  • Representation of borrower in the refinancing of $8 million in loans on multiple franchisee hotel properties involving complicated negotiations with lender, franchisor and joint venture partner.
  • Advised national leader in cold storage warehousing and logistics industry regarding its $500 million REMIC loan facilities, the purchase and sale of warehouse facilities, national customer contracts, and a recapitalization of its equity interests.
  • Represented a specialty financial services provider in the acquisition and securitization of various forms of structured receivables, and the establishment of an automobile title lending service.
  • Represented a specialty chemical products company in (i) a secured lending transaction focused on security of owned multi-state commercial real estate assets and related documentation and negotiation in relation to a $320 million credit facility and (ii) the negotiation of a sale and drafting of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for owned property valued at more than $3 million located in Brockton, Mass.
  • Assisted municipal issuer of more than $20 million in tax-exempt bonds to finance an urban redevelopment project consisting of a hotel and adjoining conference center in Washington, Ga.
  • Represented life insurance company in various loans ranging in size from $2 million to $50 million, secured by office and retail properties located in Georgia.
  • Represented CMBS trust through its master servicer lender in connection with a modification of $600 million of loan assets secured by approximately 150 single tenant buildings.
  • Represented CMBS trusts in connection with various receivership sales of property located in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and other states.
  • Represented national lender in connection with $15 million permanent loan secured by a shopping center located in South Carolina.
  • Represented finance company in connection with loan to holiday ornament manufacturing company.
  • Represented finance company in multiple receivable portfolio sales to domestic and international purchasers and syndicators.
  • Represented bank establishing a line of credit for operating capital needs of an IT staffing company.